Blush Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old blush quotes, blush sayings, and blush proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.     

Jean Jacques Rousseau

He who blushes is already guilty.     

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We never forget those who make us blush.     

Jean-Francois de La Harpe

The man that blushes is not quite a brute.     

Edward Young

The person who still blushes is not yet a degenerate.     

Neil Young

Blushing is the most peculiar and most human of all expressions.     

Charles Darwin

On the secretly blushing cheek is reflected the glow of the heart.     

Soren Kierkegaard

Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.     

Jean De La Bruyere

When a woman stops blushing, she has lost the most powerful weapon of charm.     

Elizabeth Taylor

The best of men is he who blushes when you praise him and remains silent when you defame him.     

Khalil Gibran

People blush at praise — not only praise of their bodies, but praise of anything that is theirs.     

C. S. Lewis

A blush is no language; only a dubious flag - signal which may mean either of two contradictories.     

George Eliot

We should often blush at our noblest deeds if the world were to see all their underlying motives.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Blushing is the color of virtue.     


Blushes are the rainbow of modesty.     

Bill Vaughan

He who blushes at riding in a rattletrap, will boast when he rides in style.     

Seneca The Younger

A blush is the sign which Nature hangs out to show where chastity and honor dwell.      

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

A faint blush melting through the light of thy transparent cheek like a rose-leaf bathed in dew.     

John Greenleaf Whittier

Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood.     


The first blush of love, when the self has lost its mooring, and, half-drowning, succumbs to a fearful tide.      

Eleanor Catton

The blush is beautiful, but it is sometimes convenient.     

Carlo Goldoni

People blush when one of their core truths is revealed.     

Keith Ablow

Blushing is thought to be linked to increased levels of norepinephrine in the brain, which may be associated with romantic feelings. It signals that we are interested and excited, which is attractive to men.     

Helen Fisher

I always love rosy cheeks, so I am all about blush.     

Tessa Virtue

Blush at your faults.     

Dario Fo

Blushes cannot be counterfeited.     

Margaret of Valois

When someone blushes, doesn't that mean 'yes'?     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Such a blush In the midst of brown was born, Like red poppies grown with corn.     

Thomas Hood

We should blush for shame to show so much resentment at what is done or said against us, knowing that so many injuries and affronts have been offered to our Redeemer and the saints.     

Teresa of Avila

Bronzer keeps me glowing, and a little blush makes it look natural.     

Katie Stevens